How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
    O (A)noble daughter!
Your rounded thighs are like (B)jewels,
    the work of (C)a master hand.
Your navel is a rounded bowl
    that never lacks mixed wine.
Your belly is a heap of wheat,
    encircled with (D)lilies.
(E)Your two breasts are like two fawns,
    twins of a gazelle.
Your (F)neck is like an ivory tower.
Your (G)eyes are pools in (H)Heshbon,
    by the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like a tower of (I)Lebanon,
    which looks toward (J)Damascus.
Your head crowns you like (K)Carmel,
    and your (L)flowing locks are like purple;
    a king is held captive in the tresses.

(M)How beautiful and (N)pleasant you are,
    O loved one, with all your delights![a]
Your stature is like a palm tree,
    and your breasts are like its clusters.
I say I will climb the palm tree
    and lay hold of its fruit.
Oh may your breasts be like (O)clusters of the vine,
    and the scent of your breath like apples,
and your (P)mouth[b] like the best wine.

She

It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
    gliding over lips and teeth.[c]

10 (Q)I am my beloved's,
    (R)and his desire is for me.

The Bride Gives Her Love

11 (S)Come, my beloved,
    let us go out into the fields
    and lodge in the villages;[d]
12 let us go out early to the vineyards
    (T)and see whether the vines have budded,
whether (U)the grape blossoms have opened
    and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
13 (V)The mandrakes give forth fragrance,
    and beside our doors are all choice fruits,
(W)new as well as old,
    which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.

Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 7:6 Or among delights
  2. Song of Solomon 7:9 Hebrew palate
  3. Song of Solomon 7:9 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew causing the lips of sleepers to speak, or gliding over the lips of those who sleep
  4. Song of Solomon 7:11 Or among the henna plants

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